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How to replace the "missing value ." between 2000/01/02 and 2000/02/15 with the value "5" on 2000/01/01?

 

ID     DATE           Variable

01   2000/01/01         5

01   2000/01/02         .

01   2000/01/03         .

01   2000/01/04         .

01   2000/01/05         .

.................

01   2000/02/15         .

01   2000/02/16         7

 

Assuming that there are many ID like '01' and many case like missing value between 2000/01/02 and 2000/02/15. Is there any efficient way to replace these missing value with the most recently available value like '5' in this case before new value like '7' is available?

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PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20
data have;
input ID$ DATE:yymmdd10. Variable;
format DATE yymmdd10.;
datalines;
01 2000/01/01 5
01 2000/01/02 .
01 2000/01/03 .
01 2000/01/04 .
01 2000/01/05 .
01 2000/02/15 .
01 2000/02/16 7
;

data want;
   update have(obs=0) have;
   by ID;
   output;
run;

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PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20
data have;
input ID$ DATE:yymmdd10. Variable;
format DATE yymmdd10.;
datalines;
01 2000/01/01 5
01 2000/01/02 .
01 2000/01/03 .
01 2000/01/04 .
01 2000/01/05 .
01 2000/02/15 .
01 2000/02/16 7
;

data want;
   update have(obs=0) have;
   by ID;
   output;
run;
mkeintz
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